Sonntag, 26. April 2015

Silensir & L.E.O. - Live From Maple Park Side A

New York-based rapper Love Equals Omnipotence teamed up with producer and longtime friend Silensir to release a stunning record in "Live At Maple Park Side A".

On a total of 18 tracks you can witness a timeless hip hop approach with an impressive number and quality of collaborators. You will hear rhymes by MeccaGodZilla, J-Zone, Philmore, Unleashed By Science and many more. It's the sound of a group of friends rapping over Silensir's 90s flavoured beats. The tracks feature positive vibes and a certain ease that you can probably only have if you're not playing the game of the music industry and release your music yourself and for free.

Get the stream and free download on Bandcamp.

Freitag, 24. April 2015

Alex Jønsson - Spy On Your Friends

Danish guitarist and member of Jakob Sørensen's "Bagland"  Alex Jønsson just released a record of his own in "Spy On Your Friends". The album features a classic jazz trio lineup with Jønsson being accompanied by Jens Mikkel Madsen on bass and Andreas Skamy on drums.

The overall sound of the music is a quiet one though tracks like "War is Peace" show some intense vibes. There is a floating character to every tune - Jønsson's guitar is circling effortlessly around simple and beautiful melodies to create haunting moments once improvisation and melodies collide. But it seems as if those moments are not the main focus of the group -  It is more about the floating, the steady and calm movement of the tracks that create an exciting tension in an otherwise minimal musical landscape. On a total of nine tracks the trio exercises this approach in an impressive and soothing fashion.

Stream one track on Soundcloud and/or get more info on the trio's website.

Mittwoch, 22. April 2015

Libido Fuzz - Kaleido Lumo Age

After releasing a number of well received tracks over the last few years the French psychedelic trio "Libido Fuzz" are all set for their upcoming debut record "Kaleido Lumo Age" on Pink Tank records.

Call it a trend or whatever you want but the 70s psych-stoner sound never gets old - especially not if you exercise it like this band. The heavy and gritty guitars on this album combine perfectly with the dynamic rhythm section. But it is more about the complete construction of the tracks which vary from grooving stoner passages to the floating psychedelic and experimental vibes. A song like "Haight Ashbury" puts all this together in an impressive way as you can hear on the pre-listen version of this record.

Get the stream on Bandcamp. Release will be in early May.

Dienstag, 21. April 2015

Jazz Spastiks & Rebel To The Grain - Unkut Fresh

It was only a matter of time until this one would appear on the blog. Everybody who listened to the first single of this incredible collaboration knew that something big was coming his way.

So "Unkut Fresh" is the complete record that features the classic Jazz Spastiks production and vocals by Rebels to the Grain. Apparently "Tapes" is only a small part of a great collection of rap tracks, instrumentals and old school vibes. Collection is probably not the right word to describe this album because it really sounds like one piece of hip hop where everything is sitting perfectly in its place.  Just hit the play button and enjoy this journey through laid back tunes and everything this genre should be about. Right now it seems like the Jazz Spastiks can really do no wrong.

Get the full stream on Bandcamp.

Dienstag, 14. April 2015

Emil de Waal - Handmade In Denmark

After the success of his last album in 2013 Emil de Waal teamed up again with Gustaf Ljunggren, Soren Kjaergaar and Elith "Nulle" Nykjaer for "Handmade In Denmark".

The new record features that same playfulness and excellent songwriting that the Danish group is now known for. The beautiful harmonies in the opening title track "Handmde In Denmark" are accompanied by lively compositions like "Dukko" with uplifting melodys or the equally calm interpretation of "Sound Of Silence". This album might be filed under the jazz label but it also shows elements of the blues or folk genre. There is also a very cinematic character to the tracks which underlines the great vibes and atmospheres that Emil De Waal and his band is spreading with his music.

You can stream a few tracks on Soundcloud.